Shaman King 2021 Recasts Takehito Koyasu And Many Others From The Original Anime

Shaman King is coming back with an all-new anime adaptation, taking us back to the world full of ghosts, spirits, and gods – everything we have been missing for the past 19 years.

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This rebooted series will be adapting the entire manga, which was completed in 2004, and some of the popular voice actors from the original anime will also be reprising their roles.

On Wednesday, the official website for the new Shaman King anime revealed that voice actor Takehito Koyasu will be reprising his role as Faust VIII.

Shaman King 2021 Recasts Takehito Koyasu & Many Others from the Original Anime
Shaman King | Source: Crunchyroll

Apart from the German necromancer, Amidamaru, Anna Kyōyama, Manta Oyamada, and many other characters are returning with the original voice cast. The anime will premiere in April 2021.

CharacterCastOther Works
Manta Oyamada (Returning)Inuko InuyamaNyarth (Pokemon)
Tao Ren (Returning)Romi ParkHange Zoe (Attack on Titan)
BasonKousuke TakaguchiGirag (Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal II)
Ryuunosuke Umemiya (Returning)Masahiko TanakaRyo Mashiba (Hajime no Ippo)
TokageroWataru TakagiGenta Kojima (Detective Conan)
Faust VIII (Returning)Takehito KoyasuZeke Jaeger (Attack on Titan)
Amidamaru (Returning)Katsuyuki KonishiFuegoleon Vermillion (Black Clover)
Anna Kyōyama (Returning)Megumi HayashibaraRebecca (One Piece)
Yoh AsakuraYōko HikasaUtahime Iori (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Just a few days back, the franchise revealed a teaser video previewing Yoh Asakura, fighting brand new enemies to take the title of the Shaman King.

The upcoming anime will follow the same tournament-style plot. Thus, it will be a nostalgic journey for the 90s kids who grew up watching the original anime.

Shaman King 2021 Recasts Takehito Koyasu & Many Others from the Original Anime
Shaman King | Source: Official Website

However, not everything will be the same, and there will be a drastic improvement in animation quality. New arcs and characters are expected as well.

It will be interesting to see if the anime lives up to our expectations. So, are you ready to relive Yoh’s journey to become the next Shaman King?

About Shaman King

Shaman King is a manga written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. It began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump from June 30, 1998.

The manga received a reprint in 2009 to give its fans the true ending to the series. It also received an adaptation by studio Xebec in 2001 that was directed by Seiji Mizushima.

It introduces us to a world of shamans. These Shamans are powerful beings who can see and communicate with spirits, ghosts, and gods.

Once in 500 years, a prestigious tournament called The Shaman Fight is organized, and the winner gets to shape the world in his image with the aid of the great spirits.

The story revolves around Manta Oyamada, who has a chance encounter with Yoh Asakura that completely changes his life.

Asakura aims to become the Shaman King, aided by Manta and his 600-year-old samurai friend Amidamaru. They set out to fulfill You’s dream.

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